What to do with this uneven rimless stand

Visionist

Member
I'm more or less at my wits end with this stand situation. I bought a fluval flex 15g rimless tank and needed a suitable stand. I set out to build one and I've run into an issue, the plywood for the top(which is 3/4 inch thick) has a bit of a bow in the center. I really don't have the equipment or time to attempt to sand it down to be perflectly flat. I've built stands before with no issues, but never for a rimless tank. The tank came with a 3-4mm thick black foam that is fairly squishy
What should I do? The gap from the plywood appears to be around 1-2mm, it's hard to tell quite exactly
Would I be better off chucking some MDF on top of the plywood since MDF is about as flat as it gets?
Would high density(pink) foam solve this? However people say its too rigid for rimless
Should I just burn the tank and the stand and walk into a busy street?

Note: The plywood top has not yet been glued/screwed to the stand
 

Bizarrer

Member
Maybe put a center brace horizontally across the middle underside of the stand to keep the plywood from bowing and then use C clamps when putting the screws in?
 

Betta'sAnonymous

Member
Bizarrer said:
Maybe put a center brace horizontally across the middle underside of the stand to keep the plywood from bowing and then use C clamps when putting the screws in?
I like the way you think.

Myself, i might not have used plywood in the first place(not a big fan, personally), but it is a salvageable situation i think. Bizarrer is definitely on to something.
 

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